How to start making PPE: Register for a webinar on Tuesday, April 14 by OIA and SIA about pivoting your business to produce tools for healthcare workers in need.

Outdoor State of Mind: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, Protect Our Winters is launching a month-long speaker series, Outdoor State of Mind, featuring the likes of Jeremy Jones, Tommy Caldwell, and more.

Death to the plastic Solo cup: It’s time you stopped drinking beer our of disposable plastic cups. These reusable containers can help you do it. While you’re at it, join the Plastic Impact Alliance to show your support for eliminating single-use plastics. [Outside Online]

Virtual adventuring isn’t just a gimmick: Science suggests that the mental health benefits of digitally “getting outside” are real. [OutThere Colorado]

Yosemite wildlife boom: Since California’s best-known national park closed to the public March 20, the bear population has quadrupled and wildlife in general is thriving. [Los Angeles Times]

How the coronavirus has affected fishing: For guides and others in the industry, life is “on hold with no real endpoint in sight.” [Park Rapids Enterprise]

The LWCF deserves full funding: A retired U.S. Army colonel makes a case for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. [Sun Journal] 

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